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Windows 7: Omega Striker 7.1 big audio crack


12 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 32 bits.
 
 
Omega Striker 7.1 big audio crack

Hi guys

Today arrived this audio card but each time windows 7 starts before the password screen appears a big audio crack is heard.

What can i do to shut it off?

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12 Apr 2010   #2

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by psikofunkster View Post
Hi guys

Today arrived this audio card but each time windows 7 starts before the password screen appears a big audio crack is heard.

What can i do to shut it off?
Sounds like a gunshot? BANG! At or near full volume?

That's a DC offset on the output of the sound card. It is likely defective, and should be exchanged.
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13 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 32 bits.
 
 

Oh no!!!! im not in the States so i can't return it.
The bang happens exactly when this window appears:

http://www.bokeboke.co.uk/data/blogi...05_01_full.jpg

Are you pretty sure that is defective?
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13 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Do you have another empty slot to try it in?

Ap
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13 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I had that occasionally when I had a Striker 7.1 installed. It could just be the point where the sound is initialized in the startup string.

Uninstall the Striker 7.1 in the Device Manager, then restart the PC and when Windows starts it will detect and reinstall the device. Many times this puts it in a different point in the startup which may fix the problem.

I now have a SoundBlaster and it too will do that sometimes. Must be the way Windows 7 initializes.
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13 Apr 2010   #6

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
I had that occasionally when I had a Striker 7.1 installed. It could just be the point where the sound is initialized in the startup string.

Uninstall the Striker 7.1 in the Device Manager, then restart the PC and when Windows starts it will detect and reinstall the device. Many times this puts it in a different point in the startup which may fix the problem.

I now have a SoundBlaster and it too will do that sometimes. Must be the way Windows 7 initializes.
What this is, usually, is the DAC chip on the soundcard being in a random state immediately after power on. When the PCI interface is initialized the DAC is set to 1/2 value (so called 0) which causes a voltage spike on the output to the speakers... BANG

This is usually an indication of either poor drivers not muting the output during initialization or a badly designed DAC that doesn't reset itself at power up.

Either way it is an annoyance and, depending on your sound system it could be a tweeter killer... they really don't like big voltage spikes.
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13 Apr 2010   #7

Windows 7 32 bits.
 
 

Well i asked omegas' tech support, they gave me this solution:



I reboot and the big crack is gone, im only using two bose companion II as my audio output so....what do you think guys, that solved the problem?
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13 Apr 2010   #8

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by psikofunkster View Post
Well i asked omegas' tech support, they gave me this solution:



I reboot and the big crack is gone, im only using two bose companion II as my audio output so....what do you think guys, that solved the problem?
I can't tell from your picture... but I'm guessing they had you mute the microphone output?

Hey, it you can live with it... it's fixed.
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14 Apr 2010   #9

Windows 7 32 bits.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by psikofunkster View Post
Well i asked omegas' tech support, they gave me this solution:



I reboot and the big crack is gone, im only using two bose companion II as my audio output so....what do you think guys, that solved the problem?
I can't tell from your picture... but I'm guessing they had you mute the microphone output?

Hey, it you can live with it... it's fixed.
Well i am not satisfied with that solution from Omegas team but what else can i do? i don't live in the States so no way to return it.

BTW i reinstall windows 7 last night and when the pc wakes up from hibernating the big crack sound is there again.
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14 Apr 2010   #10

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by psikofunkster View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by psikofunkster View Post
Well i asked omegas' tech support, they gave me this solution:



I reboot and the big crack is gone, im only using two bose companion II as my audio output so....what do you think guys, that solved the problem?
I can't tell from your picture... but I'm guessing they had you mute the microphone output?

Hey, it you can live with it... it's fixed.
Well i am not satisfied with that solution from Omegas team but what else can i do? i don't live in the States so no way to return it.

BTW i reinstall windows 7 last night and when the pc wakes up from hibernating the big crack sound is there again.
Does your computer have a built in sound card? (I mean don't they all?)
Pull out the Stryker card and sell it...

BTW... with the current state of technology, do you know what the difference between embedded audio and a $100 sound card is?

$100.
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